Identifying the source of stem cells
When most animals begin life, cells immediately begin accepting assignments to become a head, tail or a vital organ. However, mammals, including humans, are special. The cells of mammalian embryos get to make a different first choice – to become the protective placenta or to commit to forming the baby.View story photos
Teaching evolution in action
At MSU, a team of researchers has developed software that allows students to watch as evolution actually takes place. Known as Avida-ED, the technology is already used in university and high school classrooms around the country, teaching students evolutionary concepts.View story photos
Could daylight saving time be a risk to diabetics?
Soon, many will turn back the hands of time as part of the twice-annual ritual of daylight saving time. That means remembering to change the alarm clock next to the bed, which will mean an extra hour of sleep before getting up in the morning.View story photos
MSU hosts representatives from Mexico’s National System for Integral Family Development
MSU Migrant Student Services, the MSU School of Social Work and the MSU Department of Community Sustainability are hosting representatives of Mexico’s National System for Integral Family Development and from four different Mexican states – Puebla, Oaxaca, Yucatan and Campeche – in an effort to introduce them to the American social welfare system and to open up international dialogue about community needs.
Gifts that keep on giving
I’m not going to lie—I love getting gifts. There’s something great about opening a present that makes me feel special. For me, that special feeling continues every time I use whatever gift I’ve received. I always think of the person who gave it to me and it puts a smile on my face. The wrapping might get thrown away, but the special feelings remain. I’m lucky. I’ve gotten some pretty good gifts in my life. Christmas and birthdays during my childhood always included great presents. I remember my first bike, dolls, a video game system, a gray jumpsuit and a cookbook of my grandma's and mom’s recipes. I’ve received countless homemade gifts from my daughter when she was little and an incredible CD of her singing now that she’s grown. My husband surprised me with a special painting from an artist who meant a lot to us early in our marriage. Those early gifts gave me years of pleasure and I’m still using my recipe book, listening to my CD and gazing at my painting—truly gifts that keep on giving.View story photos
MSU partners with Detroit to investigate death scenes
As bodies decompose, their types and numbers of bugs and bacteria change. Deciphering the clues they provide could mean the difference between a closed case and an unsolved murder.View story photos
Do financial experts make better investments?
Financial experts do not make higher returns on their own investments than untrained investors, according to research by an MSU business scholar.View story photos
MSU in top 100 in new U.S. News rankings
MSU is among the top 100 universities in the world, according to a new set of rankings from U.S. News and World Report. According to the rankings, which list the top 500 universities in the world, MSU is tied for 75th with the Netherlands’ Leiden University.
MSU High 5: Oct. 28, 2014
Here's today's MSU High 5 – a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
Two from College of Engineering honored as innovative engineering educators
Seventy-seven of the nation's most innovative, young engineering educators were invited to the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium this year – and two were from the MSU College of Engineering.